Anime is commonly defined as animation originating in japan. Anime, like manga has a large audience in japan and recognition throughout the world. Many anime and manga characters feature large eyes. Osamu Tezuka, who is believed to have started the first to use this technique was inspired by the exaggerated features of American cartoon such as betty boop, mickey mouse, and Disney's. Key points
Anime characteristics Proportions Body proportions emulated in anime come from proportions of the human body. Most anime characters are about seven to eight heads tall, and extreme heights are set around nine heads tall. Anime characters may employ a variety of predetermined facial expressions to denote moods and thoughts. These techniques are often different from western animation.
History of anime Animebegan at the start of the 20th century, when Japanese filmmakers experimented with the animation techniques also pioneered in France, Germany, the United States, and Russia By the 1930s animation became an alternative format of storytelling to the live-action industry in Japan. But it suffered competition from foreign producers and many animators. In the 1930s the Japanese government began enforcing cultural nationalism. This also lead to a strict censorship and control of published media. Many animators were urged to produce animations which enforced the Japanese spirit and national affiliation. The success of The Walt Disney Company's 1937 feature film Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs influenced Japanese animators.
Following a few successful adaptations of anime in overseas markets in the 1980s, anime gained increased acceptance in those markets in the 1990s and even more at the turn of the 21st century. With popular animations such as dragon ball z , Pokémon that are more mainstream.
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